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The Joan Ganz Cooney Center Names Pam Abrams Director of Partnership Development and Strategy

February 7, 2011

(New York, NY – February 7, 2011) The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announced today that Pam Abrams has joined the Cooney Center as Director, Partnership Development and Strategy.  In this role, Abrams will develop and manage relationships with businesses, academic institutions and philanthropies that are crucial to … 







Parents Pass-Back Mobile Devices to Children But Are Skeptical of Educational Benefits

November 10, 2010

Report from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center Finds Parents Doubt Educational Value of Mobile Apps But Support New Experimentation New York, NY, November 10, 2010 – The explosive growth of mobile media is a current topic of discussion as parents, educators and scholars question whether young children should be using … 







Educational Video Game Challenge Unveiled at White House

September 16, 2010

   Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media to Award Youth and Developers Prizes for Creating STEM Based Video Games   New York, NY, September 16, 2010 – President Obama announced today the launch of the National STEM Video Game Challenge at a White House event as … 







White House CTO Announces Cooney Center Innovation Prizes at E3

June 17, 2010

 New York, June 17, 2010 – The winners  of  the inaugural Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation in Children’s Learning, an educational media innovation competition launched by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, were announced yesterday by Aneesh Chopra, White House Chief Technology Officer and Gary E. Knell, President … 







Joan Ganz Cooney with Bert and Ernie

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, Named for Sesame Street’s Visionary Founder, to Examine Digital Media’s Educational Potential

May 19, 2010

Center Will Explore Kids’ Literacy Development in the New Digital Playground New York, December 6, 2007 – In 1969, Joan Ganz Cooney and her colleagues created a pop culture phenomenon called Sesame Street (www.sesamestreet.org) forever linking the words, “educational”‘ and “television” and harnessing the power of the medium in a … 







Video Game Competitions to Expand STEM Learning in the US

May 17, 2010

November 23, 2009 – WASHINGTON, DC – Supporting President Obama’s call for a renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA), Microsoft Corporation, and the MacArthur Foundation today announced a suite … 







Sesame Street and Nokia Research Center Explore Story Time for the 21st Century

May 17, 2010

Research Study Finds Merging Traditional Books with Video Technologies Can Enrich Family Interactions Over Long Distances and Help Build Child Literacy Mountain View, CA, October 28, 2009 -The findings of a unique study Storyplay: Reading with Young Children (and Elmo) Over a Distance show the potential of combining a traditional … 







New Poll: Parents Conflicted About Role of Digital Media in Kids Lives

May 17, 2010

Vast Majority of Parents Say Digital Media Skills Are as Important as Reading, Writing and Arithmetic But Also Express Skepticism About Educational Potential of Digital Media Results of the New Poll from Common Sense Media and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center to Be Unveiled at First Joan Ganz Cooney Center … 







Joan Ganz Cooney Center Report Identifies Video Games as a Potential Ally in Childrens Health

May 17, 2010

Report Recommends New Tech Strategy to Address Health and Educational Needs New York and Washington, June 23, 2009 – As the President and Congress seek to reform the health care system and address the glaring gaps in our nation’s educational performance, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop released … 







Joan Ganz Cooney Center Calls For New National Strategy to Invest in Mobile Learning And a Digital Teacher Corps

May 17, 2010

Model Programs Spark New Opportunity to Transform Children’s Education New York and Las Vegas, January 9, 2009 – Mobile device use is exploding among children worldwide, cell phones and iPods are this generation’s preferred form of social communication. More than half of the world’s population now owns a cell phone …